Too Tight Still Leaks?

An article about troubleshooting fitting application The contemporary racer/builder can reach for an almost limitless selection of AN fitting variations to accommodate any plumbing situation, and with a fair amount of color and coating choices.  Some companies even offer a complete line of raw fittings allowing the user to anodize them to a custom color theme.…

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Virtual Car Show

Cabin Fever Setting In?   While the events of the past few weeks have changed so much for many of us, we can still find ways to share our love of cars! Join Goodguys this Saturday, March 28 as we host the first-ever Goodguys Virtual car show.  Picture this… a walk around at a Goodguys…

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Customer Assurance

      —————————————————————————– 5 & 6 SPEED CONVERSION SPECIALISTS —————————————————————————- —————————————————————————————————– DAY TO DAY OPERATIONS MDL is still operating with  100%  efficiency. Our routine business hours ( Monday-Friday 8am – 5pm MT ) ——————————————————————————————————— MDL CUSTOMER ASSURANCE: Our focus is to ensure we meet customer expectations while doing our part to keep you and…

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1971-73 Ford Mustang

1971-73 Ford Mustang Lee Iacocca, who introduced the Mustang on April 17th, 1964 just 7 years later was unhappy with the car and what had happened to the original idea of the Mustang. Which was the Mustang created the “pony car“ class of American muscle cars, distinguished as affordable sporty coupes with long hoods and short rear…

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GT350H

THE 1966 SHELBY GT350H The Shelby GT350H was a special promotion, dreamed up between Ford, Carroll Shelby, and Hertz rent a car. It’s a little absurd that in 1966 you could rent a powerful muscle car, and the Shelby GT350H was powerful. Each associated company had their own reasons for agreeing to participate in this.…

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SEMA 2020

Modern DriveLine is gearing up to attend The 2020 SEMA show once again. After last year’s award we are excited to be apart of this years show. EXHIBIT HOURS Tue. November 3, 9:00am – 5:00pm      Wed. November 4, 9:00am – 5:00pm      Thu. November 5, 9:00am – 5:00pm      Fri. November…

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NSRA HOT -ROD NATIONALS

Modern DriveLine is excited to be attending The 2020 NSRA Hot-Rod Nationals. With that in mind due to recent trends in the industry, we would like to remind our customers, this show is subject to cancellation by the promoters due to concerns regarding the Covid-19 Coronavirus. NSRA Nationals 2020  August 6 – August 9 Kentucky Exposition Center…

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DES MOINES HEARTLAND NATIONALS

Modern DriveLine is excited to be attending The Des Moines Heartland Nationals. With that in mind due to recent trends in the industry, we would like to remind our customers, this show is subject to cancellation by the promoters due to concerns regarding the Covid-19 Coronavirus. 29th Speedway Motors Heartland Nationals presented by BASF July…

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SALT LAKE NATIONALS

Modern DriveLine is excited to be attending The First Ever – Salt Lake Nationals. With that in mind due to recent trends in the industry, we would like to remind our customers this show is subject to cancellation by the promoters due to concerns regarding the Covid-19 Coronavirus. 1st RaceDeck Salt Lake Nationals  May 15…

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NEW MAGNUM F Transmission

THE  NEW  GM  F-BODY  6-SPEED 1982-2002 TREMEC releases the Magnum-F™ 6-speed for fourth-generation Camaros and Firebirds. Consider Your Old F-Car T-56 Obsolete!          The long-awaited and highly-anticipated F-car-specific version of TREMEC’s popular Magnum 6-speed has finally arrived! Designed to replace T-56 transmissions in 1998-2002 GM F-bodies, the Magnum-F leverages TREMEC’s pervasive TR-6060/Magnum architecture in order to provide…

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CORRECT CLUTCH LEVER INSTALLATION

Correct Procedure for Clutch Lever Installation P/N MD-401-2002  /  MD-401-2003  & MD-406-1008 Install the Fork onto the fulcrum stud. Apply high-pressure wheel bearing grease to both the ball-end of the stud and the recess pocket of the fork. Do not allow the tangs to extend to the side. The tangs MUST GO UNDER the ball-end…

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Here’s How… To Install 1979-93 Fox Mustang Hydraulic Clutch Kit

Here’s How… 1979-93 Fox Mustang Hydraulic Clutch Install in a weekend At Modern Driveline it has always been our goal to make the going easier, more fun, and certainly efficient for special interest car enthusiasts around the world. Our business foundation has long been Ford’s legendary and timeless Mustang. And that’s because our core passion…

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Here’s How… To Get A light Clutch Pedal with MDL’s LF-Series Hydraulic clutch System

Here’s How… To Get A Light Clutch Pedal With Modern Driveline’s LF Series Hydraulic Clutch System   Modern Driveline’s LF Series Hydraulic Clutch Kits for classic cars make light work of a heavy pedal by letting fluid do the hard work mechanical Z-bar clutch systems have been doing for generations. Modern Driveline has taken the…

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HOW DO YOU SEMA ?

We were a first time exhibitor at SEMA 2019. Although we had attended the show before we have never had our own booth until this year. Hard work & time we have invested over the last year was well worth it as we were chosen as recipient of the SEMA ‘ Best New Engineered Product…

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Parts, Repair & Rebuild Services

Transmission in need of Repair? We have parts and know-how to rebuild and repair Borg Warner / TREMEC T-5, T-45, T-56, TREMEC 3550/3550-II, TKO/TKO-II, TKO500 and TKO600 and T56’s. Rebuild Services Modern Driveline provides the best quality in rebuild services and parts.  We rebuild and repair Borg Warner T5, T45, T56, TREMEC 3550’s, and TKO’s. A…

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Testimonial

“First, let me say thank you one more time: your help and frank, honest answers were immensely helpful.  It was obvious from the start that you were more concerned with getting me the appropriate equipment than maximizing your profit.  Being able to get everything from one source and then to call you with questions was…

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F-100 HYDRAULIC CLUTCH KITS

Hyd Clutch Master Kit, ’57-’72 F Series Truck LF Series Type 2  Modern DriveLine’s  ‘Light Foot’ series Hydraulic Master cylinder clutch cylinder kit uses the stock clutch pedal. Engineered to use the factory full swing of the pedal, for maximum leverage, it provides a light pedal effort and full control of the clutch, this translates to…

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TILTON ST SERIES CLUTCHES

SHOP FORDSHOP CHEVY .   MDL is Proud to excited to carry the new range of TILTON ST-246 Twin Disc Clutches for the high-performance street market. ST-246 Clutch Kits…. Racing Technology applied to the Street. Since 1972, Tilton Engineering has been the leading supplier of small diameter racing clutches. Tilton racing clutches are world renowned…

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PEDAL BUSHING INSTRUCTIONS

BUSHING TECH The LINK above is a pdf. version of STEP by STEP installation instructions for the clutch pedal roller bearing kit we supply. This kit replaces stock Ford plastic bushings that can wear out in as quick as one year. This is a very simple repair and upgrade, once you have removed the pedal…

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Customer Rides

SEMA 2010 This year Modern Driveline has introduced and perfected many new products and has expanded its markets.  As part of these endeavors several customers have built specialty vehicles which will be on display at SEMA and other shows through the coming year. Here is a sampling of the cars and the companies who built…

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Featured Cars

       “Cars Modern Driveline is a part of.” Good morning Bruce, Just wanted to let you know that I finally got to drive the AC…..The gearing feels great, the clutch and shifting are superb!!!  Thanks for all your help on this…   I love that T5!  I’m getting a *huge* increase in miles-per-gallon, due largely to the…

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TREMEC T-5

The T-5 five-speed transmission was developed for a broad range of vehicle applications from passenger car to compact sport utility vehicle (SUV) requirements. The TREMEC T-5 has been used on various passenger car and light truck applications. It’s largest application was the Mustang GT. Currently, it is sold to the aftermarket for modernizing classic vehicles. Features &…

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TREMEC T-45

The T-45 five-speed overdrive transmission was developed primarily for high-performance cars with relatively high-engine torque requirements but is adaptable to other light-duty applications such as sport utility light trucks. Product Run 1996 – Feb 2001 Ford 4.6L Mustang The Borg Warner T-45 was introduced in 1996 when the Ford 4.6L Modular motor was released.  These…

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TREMEC TR3550 5 Speed

TREMEC TR3550 5 Speed overdrive transmission was developed to provide great torque capacity and is ideal for specialty sports cars equipped with high torque engines.   The TREMEC TR3550 5 Speed was both a product and a product line.  The product line encompassed the 3550 and TKO models. Each model had two versions,  One being…

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TREMEC TR-3650

The TR-3650 five-speed overdrive transmission was developed using state-of-the-art technology and is designed for a wide range of cars and compact utility vehicles.  Currently, the TREMEC TR-3650 is used in the Ford Mustang GT and the BA Falcon.  It was first introduced in 2001 as a replacement for the T-45 five speed.  Produced from 2001-2004…

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Preview of Pure Vision’s Twin-Turbo 1972 Camaro

Written by Diego Rosenberg on June 19, 2013 Readers of Hot Rod should be familiar with Pure Vision Performance’s reputation for top-notch workmanship and performance. In fact, in our December, 2012 issue, we featured their Road Bee. But what can you expect next from the folks due northwest from Los Angeles? Come November at SEMA 2013, Pure Vision will unveil their first…

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Modern Driveline’s All-New Hydraulic Clutch Setup for Fox Mustangs

Muscle Mustangs and Fast Fords by Jim Smart Pedal Play: Modern Driveline Makes It Fast & Easy to Get Precision Low-Pedal Resistance Clutch Performance Jim Smart November 1, 2016 Fox-Body Mustangs haven’t been this popular since the 1990s. Sales of these lightweight, good-looking 1979-1993 Stangs haven’t been this brisk in ages. They’re plentiful and cheap,…

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Proper Bellhousing Alignment Eliminates Side-Loading, Wear and Tear

Vette by Jim Smart Modern Driveline shows how to achieve spot-on clutch, bellhousing and transmission alignment for reduced wear and tear and increased performance. As Published in the February 2017 issue of Vette Bruce Couture of Modern Driveline (MDL) is quite familiar with five- and six-speed swaps for vintage Vettes because he’s been in this specialized industry…

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ShoeBox TKO

by Jim Smart Thanks to MODERN DRIVELINE (MDL), a TKO 5-speed upgrade for your 1955-’57 Chevy is just a weekend away. MDL enables you to move quickly on this conversion in a weekend because everything is available in one spot. We found the installation to be straightforward, void of unexpected obstacles and delays. No special modifications…

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LF Series Hydraulic Clutch Kits 2

LF Series Hydraulic Clutch Master Light Pedal Feel Included remote reservoir Works with internal and external slaves Uses stock clutch rod hole (where possible) for ease of installation. Current Solutions: 1960-65 Ford Falcon 1965-66 Ford Mustang 1967-70 Ford Mustang/Mercury Cougar 1962-65 Ford Fairlane 1966-70 Fairlane, Falcon/Comet 1968-71 Torino 1970-79 Maverick 1975-81 Granada 1961-66  F-100 Pickup…

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TREMEC® TKO Transmissions

TREMEC offers several different models of five speed transmissions**, and introduced a new lineup in 2004.  Here is a bit of the history of the TKO line. The manual transmission line of Borg Warner is now owned (since 1998) by Transmission Technologies Corporation (TTC), however, the design remains unchanged between the two transmission lines. Borg Warner transmissions, for…

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The solution to 2005-up Ford Mustang S197 Shift problems

        Are you plagued with shifting issues in your 2005-up Mustang, including the 2011 and 2012 Mustang’s? Have you beefed up the motor with power adders, pushing beyond the limits of the TR3650 (2005-2010) or Getrag MT-82 (2011-2012)? Is the 2-piece driveshaft causing vibration issues at high speeds?     The TREMEC®…

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TREMEC® T-56 MAGNUM 6-Speed transmission

Introduced in the spring of 2009, the TREMEC T-56 Magnum 6-speed manual transmission, was the long awaited and highly anticipated replacement for the original T-56. Based heavily on the TR-6060, the all-new Magnum took the best of TREMEC’s current OEM design and manufacturing technologies and combined them with the most popular features of their intensely popular TKO 5-speed. The…

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Put a Five-Speed in a Big-Block Mustang

Total TKO! Modern Driveline’s “Low-Profile” TKO Five-Speed Conversion for 1967-1973 Mustangs is a technical knockout Jim Smart May 31, 2016 Modern Driveline was on top of the five-speed conversion game before anyone else with complete five-speed conversion kits and great technical support. These days, the Modern Driveline discussion moves quickly to five- and six-speed conversions…

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LF Series Hydraulic Release Bearings

LF Series Internal Hydraulic Release Bearing Tilton quality Integrated bleed Simple installation Reliable and long lasting Transmissions supported: T5, TKO, T56, Toploader Ford and GM platforms supported In addition to the external slave choices, we also offer a new internal throw-out bearing.  Using hydraulic technology from Tilton Engineering (Tilton 6000 Series), these new bearings are…

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How the TREMEC® T-56 MAGNUM 6-Speed transmission is improved.

The improvement is in the Beef The kingpin of TREMEC’s high performance line-up, the all-new T-56 Magnum 6-speed transmission takes the very best from current OEM technologies and pairs it with the most popular features of the all-business TKO 5-speed. Able to withstand a massive 700 lb-ft. of torque while providing unbelievably crisp shifts, no other manual transmission on…

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Modern Driveline supplied the T56 kit for this 1969 Camaro install featured on V8TV – Part 1

In this two part video series the V8TV crew rebuilds a 1969 Chevrolet Camaro from a stock-type restoration into a Zl-1 inspired fire-breathing supercharged Pro-Touring machine. Plans for the build include a GM LSA Supercharged 6.2 liter V8 backed by a T-56 Magnum transmission from Modern Driveline. The car will roll on Detroit Speed &…

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Tremec Toolbox App

Designed for iOS and Android smartphones, this app will help you plan your project. The TREMEC Toolbox App for iOS and Android smartphones will help you simplify driveline setup, predict the effects of changing gear ratios and tire size, and calculate vehicle speed and RPM variables.   TREMEC Toolbox     Newly updated to version…

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How To Swap C4 Automatic for a Manual Transmission – Inline Update

Our six-cylinder Mustang build ditches the C4 automatic in favor of a five-speed manual Mark Houlahan Tech Editor, Mustang Monthly January 18, 2014 For those just tuning in, we looked over the shoulder as Brian Stilwell and his father-in-law Ricky Snelgrove hopped up the 200ci inline-six in Brian’s ’65 Mustang hardtop for our October 2013…

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Put a Five-Speed in a Big-Block Mustang

Total TKO! Modern Driveline’s “Low-Profile” TKO Five-Speed Conversion for 1967-1973 Mustangs is a technical knockout Jim Smart May 31, 2016 Modern Driveline was on top of the five-speed conversion game before anyone else with complete five-speed conversion kits and great technical support. These days, the Modern Driveline discussion moves quickly to five- and six-speed conversions…

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Sunbeam Tiger TKO

Stealthy Overdrive From MDL No One Knows It’s There But You Modern Driveline’s new TREMEC TKO600 five-speed overdrive transmission, is engineered to fit your Sunbeam Tiger without cutting or modifying the tunnel. You get durability surpassing Ford’s legendary Top Loader four-speed with vastly improved fuel consumption. You get brute performance in gears one through four…

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2011-current V6 Mustang T56 Magnum XL 6-speed Swap

Modern Driveline’s T-56 Magnum XL six-speed enables you to step up to better gearing and smoother shifts with fierce reliability. If you’re driving a 2011-current Mustang with the 3.7L DOHC V-6, we’ll bet you’re frustrated with sloppy shifts, gear clash, disappointing acceleration, and durability issues. And despite overall world class Mustang build quality, the factory’s Getrag MT-82 six-speed…

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Proper Bellhousing Alignment/Indexing

Prevent Unnecessary Wear, Tear, and Power Loss with thoughtful installation Here’s something most home garage enthusiasts never think about — proper bellhousing alignment and indexing. Admit it — have you ever performed a bellhousing alignment? Very few of us have or know anything about this subject. We address this issue at Modern Driveline because we…

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Install A 1971-73 Mustang/Cougar Five-Speed

It’s a gorgeous summer day in suburban Boise, Idaho where we’re installing a TREMEC T5 five-speed transmission in the “Rebuilding Generations” ’71 Mustang convertible along with a Modern Driveline cable clutch upgrade for smooth clutching and shifting. The TREMEC T5 from Modern Driveline, which has been in continuous production since the early 1980s, maintains its…

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LF Series Hydraulic Release Bearings

In addition to the external slave choices, we also offer a new internal throw-out bearing.  Using hydraulic technology from Tilton Engineering (Tilton 6000 Series), these new bearings are easy to install (slip over the bearing retainer of the transmission), and are built to last.  The LF Series Internal Hydraulic Release Bearing is designed as a…

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Installation Article of a T5 into a 1967 Mustang

The June 2008 edition of Mustang and Fords features a 6 page article detailing Modern Driveline’s T5 conversion of a ’67 Mustang.

Author and photographer Wayne Cook details the parts and the process to convert a classic Mustang from a 4-speed to a 5-speed overdrive transmission. As Wayne writes “On the other hand, if you believe your Mustang was born to run on the open roads, then the addition of Overdrive will convert your classic Ford from a freeway buzz bomb into a quiet, smooth vehicle that can accomplish a 500-mile day with ease”

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